The Hague Court Receives 301 Claims for Compensation from Families of Victims of MH17 Crash

The Hague received 301 claims from relatives of victims of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine

The Hague court received 301 claims for compensation from families of the victims flight MH17 in the east of Ukraine. This was announced by the presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, RIA Novosti reports.

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“To date, 301 claims for compensation have been filed in court,” the judge said, without naming the defendant in these claims.

Previously, it was assumed that the claims of relatives the dead will begin on November 9.

The trial of the MH17 crash began in the Netherlands on March 9, 2020. The investigation believes that former DPR Defense Minister Igor Girkin (Strelkov) and three of his subordinates – Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko were involved in the plane crash. They are accused of delivering a Buk air defense missile system from Russia to Ukraine, from which the liner was shot down. Pulatov is represented by an international group of two Dutch and one Russian lawyers. The rest of the suspects are being tried in absentia.

The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17, 2014 in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). There were 298 people on board, they died. The Joint Investigation Team, which is investigating the disaster, includes representatives from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.



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